Hometown heroes fifteen hundred times over, Atmosphere are embarking on a new tour they've dubbed "When God Give You Ugly" featuring fellow Twin Cities rap staples Brother Ali and P.O.S.
But guess what?
We get no love!
"At this time, there is no Minneapolis date announced," Atmosphere's publicist Ryan W. told us. "Keep you posted if there is."
Then, minutes later from the publicity powerhouse came the following (like shoving an arrow through a bullet hole in our flesh!):
"We just got word that Brother Ali will be main support on the tour from May 10 - May 22. He's got a new EP , The Truth is Here, out on 3/10/09, and we couldn't be more excited."
Excuse us if we're not jumping out of our seats.
Here's the full tour:
"When God Gives You Ugly" TOUR DATES: w/P.O.S as Direct Support
04.09 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre
04.10 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
04.11 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
04.12 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
04.14 Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theater
04.15 Tempe, AZ Marquis Theatre
04.17 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
04.18 Indio, CA Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04.19 Santa Cruz, Catalyst
04.20 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
04.21 Lake Tahoe, NV Montbleu Resort and Casino
04.23 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
04.24 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
04.25 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
04.26 Victoria, BC Element
04.28 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room
04.29 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
05.01 Saskatoon, SK The Odeon
05.02 Regina, SK The Riddell
05.04 Thunder Bay, ON Rockhouse
05.06 Toronto, ON The Phoenix
05.07 London, ON Music Hall London
05.08 Montreal, QC Theatre Plaza
05.09 Ottawa, ON Ritual Nightclub
05.10 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
05.12 Portland, ME The Asylum
05.13 Boston, MA House of Blues
05.15 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre
05.16 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
05.17 Richmond, VA Toad's Place
05.18 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
05.19 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
05.21 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
05.22 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Seriously, was it something we did?*
(*We fully realize that we pretty much said it ourselves: They're hometown heroes fifteen hundred times over and should go out and spread their talents to corners of the world that could use some good rappin'. If you love something, let it go, and if it comes back to you, it was meant to be...)